Hiker Intro

You’re Doing What? Why?

You’re Doing What? Why?

Planning a thru-hike? Then you’re familiar with this question: You’re doing what? Why? Yes. I’m choosing to hike 2192 miles, and it’s a great idea! See why:

Jun 26, 2019 : Anne Renner
How Did I Get Here? (Two Weeks Until My Thru-Hike)

How Did I Get Here? (Two Weeks Until My Thru-Hike)

I'm currently staring at a stack of resupply boxes full of food for the next 70-80 days. How did I get here? What is possessing me to do this? First...

Jun 19, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
Day 4 – Day 6: Bees, Pee Rags, and Cowboy Camping

Day 4 – Day 6: Bees, Pee Rags, and Cowboy Camping

Understating what elevation really means. How my body and my emotions reacted! And how Wee Vill SAVED MY LIFE!

Jun 13, 2019 : Cecelia Taylor
Training for the PCT: Balmex, Butt Wipes, and Snot Rockets

Training for the PCT: Balmex, Butt Wipes, and Snot Rockets

With the hike quickly approaching my training seems to have paid off. Ready to tackle some miles after testing my gear and taking my first shit in the wilderness.

May 31, 2019 : Cecelia Taylor
My Rise from the Concrete Jungle to the PCT

My Rise from the Concrete Jungle to the PCT

After living 4 years in the Concrete Jungle I'm walking the PCT for me to become me again. The person I lost I may never find again, but that's ok....

May 13, 2019 : Cecelia Taylor
Beginning the PCT: Questions and Answers

Beginning the PCT: Questions and Answers

Who am I? Why am I hiking? Where will I poop?

Apr 18, 2019 : Brandon Smith
Why I Don’t Know Why I’m Hiking the AT

Why I Don’t Know Why I’m Hiking the AT

Some people have a good reason for hiking the AT. I don’t. And that’s alright with me.

Apr 7, 2019 : Will Krakow
Thru-Hiking the AT: Preparation and Intentions

Thru-Hiking the AT: Preparation and Intentions

Hiiiii friends. I am so glad you're here reading some of my words. I'll try not to bore you too much. I figured I'd introduce myself a bit before getting...

Mar 20, 2019 : Therese Hobson
Why Are You Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Why Are You Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Befriending the questions: "Do you think you should do this, at your advanced age?" my 66-year-old dad said to me last night half-jokingly at dinner. I am 42, just left...

Mar 14, 2019 : Cari Pattison
Carly’s 2019 Appalachian Trail Vlog #2: Getting to Know Carly Thru Others

Carly’s 2019 Appalachian Trail Vlog #2: Getting to Know Carly Thru Others

In this video, I have two of my closest friends, Karli and Danny, ask me probing questions that force me to reflect on my experiences and be vulnerable. With Karli,...

Mar 13, 2019 : Trek Vloggers